Will the July 2020 Bar Exam be Delayed (End of April Update)

This follows up on our April 17th article “Will the July 2020 Bar Exam be Delayed” where we explained the issues with deciding whether to continue, cancel, or reschedule. As mentioned in that article, several states are waiting for the NCBE to make it’s recommendation on May 5.

It’s worth noting that as more states reschedule or delay, it becomes less likely the NCBE will hold the July 2020 exam.  They require a certain number of states to offer the exam in July before they will prepare and distribute the materials / offer grading. At this time, there are still several states planning to proceed.

July Decisions

  • Alaska — Rescheduled to Sept. 9 & 10
  • California – Rescheduled to Sept. 9 – 10
  • Connecticut – Rescheduled to Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
  • Georgia – Rescheduled to Sept. 9 – 10
  • Hawai’i – Rescheduled to Sept. 9 – 10
  • Illinois – Rescheduled to Sept. 9 – 10
  • Maine – Rescheduled to Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
  • Massachusetts – Rescheduled to Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
  • New Hampshire – Rescheduled for Sept. 9 – 10
  • New Jersey – Rescheduled for Sept. 9 – 10
  • New Mexico – Postponed. Dates TBA
  • New York – Rescheduled for Sept. 9 – 10
    • Seating is limited. So not everyone will be able to take New York.
  • Pennsylvania – Rescheduled to Sept. 9 – 10
  • Rhode Island – Postponed. Dates TBA
  • Tennessee – July 2020 & alternative Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
  • Texas – July 2020 & alternative Sept. 9 – 10
  • Vermont – Rescheduled for Sept. 9 – 10
  • Washington, DC – Cancelled.
    • May be rescheduled
  • Guam – Rescheduled for Sept. 9 – 10

 

 

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